the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of photosynthesis.
Origin of palisade parenchyma
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called palisade, palisade mesophyll.
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